RussiaТs FX, gold reserves rise 0.6% to $455.2 bln in Mar 2Ц9
MOSCOW, Mar 15 (PRIME) -- RussiaТs foreign exchange and gold reserves increased 0.6% to U.S. $455.2 billion from March 2 through March 9, the central bank said in a statement on Wednesday.
In 2017, RussiaТs foreign exchange and gold reserves grew 14.6%.
Foreign exchange and gold reserves comprise monetary gold, foreign currency and Special Drawing Rights, which are the International Monetary FundТs currency.
Foreign currency includes the foreign currencies of the central bank and the Finance Ministry in paper money, reverse repo agreements with nonresidents, accounts with foreign banks rated at least A by Fitch and Standard & PoorТs and at least A2 by MoodyТs, as well as government or other bonds issued by nonresidents with similar ratings.